Stone Mocha IPA Is hitting shelves this June across the brewery’s distribution network.
Taking the brewery’s love of India pale ales, and adding coffee and chocolate, a new seasonal is born.
Clearly, style lines have been crossed. Is it half-IPA, half-stout? Not quite. It’s definitely all IPA, but it’s also the best of both styles, making this love child of a beer simply just a beautiful, pleasure-seeking meld of imperial IPA and mocha indulgence. How did we come up with this inexplicably delicious creation? Well, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is that it exists and that it’s here for you now, thanks to our deliberate disregard for brewing norms. Some things are not meant to be known, just enjoyed…thoroughly.
Stone Mocha IPA is a draft and 12 ounce bottle offering.
Debut: June, 2016
9% ABV, 80 IBUs
Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate will make a seasonal return to the Winston-Salem, North Carolina brewery’s lineup on May 21st.
The base beer, an imperial stout brewed with cocoa nibs, is one of the brewery’s most popular beers. When you introduce bourbon-barrel aging, people go crazy for it. So much so, the line for this beer basically starts when the brewpub closes the night before.
Our cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.
Foothills Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate Is a very limited 22 ounce bottle release at the pub location in downtown.
The Beer Street Journal team is en route to Foothills this weekend. Drink with us, or else.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin looks to join the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup in the near future. That’s a term for the expanding line of core beers that have an extra ingredient, like grapefruit, thai chili, or pineapple.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin takes the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, and infuses coffee and chocolate. Dessert or breakfast beer. Your choice.
Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of the coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roast, chocolatey flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin has been available on draft in the past. The brewery has not yet announced this bottle release.
Many of the releases prior to Avery Xolotl are barrel-aged wild ales. This edition is a bourbon aged imperial stout with a spicy twist. The 11.4% imperial stout is brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon, plus Pasilla, Ancho, and Chipotle chilies (including red, brown, and black.)
No 37. Clocks and spelling may not be your forte Thoma, but fortunately for everyone, blending a menagerie of wonderfully wacky ingredients is! Who cares about time or first name spellings anyhow?
Avery Xolotl will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the label, bottling will occur in May, 2016.
Wild Heaven Civilization, the brewery’s barleywine, has been bottled for the first time.
The Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery has had Civilization on tap intermittently for quite some time now. A barrel-aged edition (Height of Civilization) was one of the first big bottles the brewery released.
Wild Heaven Civilization is brewed with a crazy list of ingredients, including cherries, cranberries, dried Prussian lemons, Iranian hibiscus, and cocoa nibs. Boozy barleywines, meet fun complexity.
We we asked Sarah Young, Wild Heaven’s Director of Sales what she thought of the new bottles, she told us – It’s f’ing good though, I forgot how yumz it is.
Wild Heaven Civilization is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering.
Schlafly Double Bean Blonde is now available from the Saint Louis, Missouri based brewery.
This new specialty release takes a blonde ale and resting it on cocoa nibs from Ghana. In the final stages of brewing, the beer is infused with cold coffee. The result is beer nice a pleasant chocolate favor, and strong coffee nose.
“The golden ale really acts as a canvas on which the coffee and chocolate flavors can perform. We’re excited to have the opportunity to take risks with our beer, especially when we have access to such great partners like Kaldi’s Coffee. – Steven Hale, Schlafly brewer”
Schlafly Double Bean Blonde is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Release: Mid-March, 2016
6.3% ABV, 25 IBUs
Image: Spencer Pernikoff
The Sierra Nevada monastic collaborative series, “Ovila” will soon have a mixed pack for it’s fans this month.
A collaboration with California based Abbey of New Clairvaux, Ovila Abbey Ales is a modern take on Belgian-style abbey ales. When possible, the beers feature ingredients grown and harvests on the monks’ 600 acre working farm.
Instead of releasing a bottle one at a time throughout 2016, the brewery is releasing all three in a mixed pack. Each box features three different 750 milliliter bottles of Ovila. The styles include:
- Ovila Quad with Cherries
- Ovila Brown with Mandarin & Cocoa
- Ovila Saison with Sage
The Sierra Nevada Ovila Mixed Pack is available across the United States while supplies last.